Welcome to my webpage!

I am a J. L. Doob Research Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, working in Steve Bradlow's group.

During last year (2012-2013) I was a Wissenschaftlicher Assistent at Universität Heidelberg, in Anna Wienhard´s Differential Geometry Research Group. I finished my DPhil in Mathematics at the University of Oxford, in January 2013. My thesis is titled "Spectral data for G-Higgs bundles", and was done under the supervision of Nigel Hitchin.

I was born in 1985, and raised in Argentina. My mother, Patricia Massolo, was a nuclear physicist (1950-1993), and my father, Fidel A. Schaposnik , is a theoretical physicist working at the University of La Plata, UNLP (since 1995 he has been writting has a great cooking book!). I grew up with my brother, Fidel I. Schaposnik, who is now working towards his doctorate in theoretical physics at the UNLP (Look at his first paper here! ArXiv:1301.3412 hep-th).

I started studying piano in 1993, and in 2003 I begun the piano course (FoBa) at the Conservatory Gilardo Gilardi, the Music Conservatory of La Plata, Argentina, where I studied until 2007.

From 2004 to 2008 I did my undergraduate studies at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. I obtained my degree of Licenciada en Matematica (equivalent to a Master´s degree in Maths) under the supervision of Jorge Solomin - my thesis was on a symplectic approach to Lagrangian mechanics.

From 2008 to 2013 I did my graduate studies at New College, University of Oxford, under the supervision of Nigel Hitchin. My research was in Differential and Algebraic Geometry, studying surface group representations into real forms by means of Higgs bundles and their spectral data. I graduated in 2013 with my thesis "Spectral data for G-Higgs bundles".

From 2012 to 2013 I held my first Post-Doctoral position as a Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, at Heidelberg University, Germany, working in Anna Wienhard´s Differential Geometry Research Group.

Since 2010 I am a Junior Member of the Isaac Newton Institute at Cambridge, UK, and since 2011 I am an Associate Member of the Centre for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces at Aarhus, Denmark.

Thursday, August 22, 2013